2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2019
  • Chassis number 
    WMX1903791A028265
  • Lot number 
    17
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Only 50 kilometres from new
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO Coupé
Chassis no. WMX1903791A028265

"Launched in 2014, the original Mercedes-AMG GT brought together dynamic motorsport performance with a breathtaking sports car look. With the new AMG GT and the limited-edition AMG GT R PRO, we've further honed these qualities to create an even more agile and exhilarating driving experience. In fact, in terms of design and engineering, no other production Mercedes-AMG model is as close to motor racing as the new AMG GT R PRO." – Mercedes-Benz.

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé was only the second model, after the SLS, designed entirely in-house by AMG. In appearance the GT looks similar to the SLS, both cars being the creation of lead designer Mark Fetherstone, but has conventional doors rather than its predecessor's gullwing type, thereby lowering the centre of gravity.

Boasting a spaceframe chassis/body of mainly aluminium construction, the GT in its 'entry level' form is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 469bhp, while the AMG Speedshift seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is similarly state-of-the-art. The engine is set well back in the frame and the transmission is housed in a rear transaxle, helping to keep the weight distribution at what Mercedes calls an optimum 47/53 percent front-rear split.

Introduced at the same time as the GT was the higher performance GT S, and later in the year a GT3 competition version was announced. Premiered in 2016 for the 2017 model-year were three new variants: the GT Roadster, GT C Coupé and Roadster, and the high-performance GT R Coupé. For the GT R, the M178 engine was tuned to produce 577bhp, an output good enough for a claimed top speed of 319km/h. While the GT R retains the key mechanical enhancements the GT C gains over the GT S, it also incorporates manually adjustable suspension (in conjunction with the base models' AMG Ride Control); an active under-body fairing; a manually adjustable rear wing; and nine-mode traction control. At the same time various features deemed superfluous in a high-performance variant were deleted.

Externally, the GT R when launched was distinguished by several cosmetic changes that included vertical slats in the front grille, new front air intakes, and new front and rear diffusers, the overall effect making it look more like the GT3 racer. The GT R went on sale in November 2016, with deliveries beginning in 2017, and was adopted as the official safety car for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship.

In 2019 Mercedes-AMG made improvements and additions to the GT range, at the top of which sits the limited-edition GT R PRO. According to its maker: "For drivers who really want to push the envelope, especially out on the racetrack, the top-of-the-range AMG GT R PRO delivers the ultimate motorsport experience. During its development, the Affalterbach team drew extensively on the AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 racing cars, paying particular attention to the suspension set-up, which - as in motorsport - drivers can tune to their specific requirements. The car also boasts an extremely lightweight yet rigid construction for enhanced handling and optimised aerodynamics to maximise performance."

For most markets (USA, Canada and China excepted) the AMG GT R PRO comes standard with the Track Package comprising a built-in steel roll cage; enclosed four-point safety harnesses; and a fire extinguisher. The roll cage further increases the GT's already excellent rigidity and thus further improves its driving dynamics. GT R PRO model-specific styling elements include racing stripes on the bonnet, roof, rear hatch and sides, while the standard-fit Carbon Package I - front splitter, fins in the wings, trim strips in the side sills and a diffuser - ensures that the R PRO not only drives like a racing car, it also looks the part.

Even before its official launch, the AMG GT R PRO had impressively demonstrated its performance potential on the racetrack. In November 2018, racing driver Maro Engel lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 04.6 seconds driving a disguised AMG GT R PRO. Although the latter's engine is no more powerful than that of the GT R, Engel's lap knocked seven seconds off the standard car's time, amply demonstrating the potential of AMG's flagship model and making it one of the fastest front-engined road cars ever to lap the challenging 13-mile circuit. "Motorsport-inspired suspension and aero tweaks make the GT R Pro the sharpest and most rewarding AMG GT on track by a big margin," declared Autocar. "The whole drivetrain is excellent and the soundtrack is thunderous, while the bucket sets and harnesses make a real difference out on the circuit."

Limited to a production of 750 units, the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO represents the ultimate in exclusive track-day weaponry. Delivered new to Europe in Sweden and registered there, this example comes with virtually every option that one could wish for; indeed, the accompanying 'extras' listing runs to 70 lines! Offered for sale by the Swedish private owner, this collectible modern Mercedes comes with all books and tools. This rare AMG GT R PRO is in effectively 'new' condition having travelled just 50 kilometres from new.

Please be advised that due to the age and limited number of kilometres recorded on the odometer, this Lot may incur VAT liability upon registration in the EU. The VAT payable will be the prevailing rate in the country of registration

Introduced at the same time as the GT was the higher performance GT S, and later in the year a GT3 competition version was announced. Premiered in 2016 for the 2017 model-year were three new variants: the GT Roadster, GT C Coupé and Roadster, and the high-performance GT R Coupé. For the GT R, the M178 engine was tuned to produce 577bhp, an output good enough for a claimed top speed of 319km/h. While the GT R retains the key mechanical enhancements the GT C gains over the GT S, it also incorporates manually adjustable suspension (in conjunction with the base models' AMG Ride Control); an active under-body fairing; a manually adjustable rear wing; and nine-mode traction control. At the same time various features deemed superfluous in a high-performance variant were deleted.

Externally, the GT R when launched was distinguished by several cosmetic changes that included vertical slats in the front grille, new front air intakes, and new front and rear diffusers, the overall effect making it look more like the GT3 racer. The GT R went on sale in November 2016, with deliveries beginning in 2017, and was adopted as the official safety car for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship.

In 2019 Mercedes-AMG made improvements and additions to the GT range, at the top of which sits the limited-edition GT R PRO. According to its maker: "For drivers who really want to push the envelope, especially out on the racetrack, the top-of-the-range AMG GT R PRO delivers the ultimate motorsport experience. During its development, the Affalterbach team drew extensively on the AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 racing cars, paying particular attention to the suspension set-up, which - as in motorsport - drivers can tune to their specific requirements. The car also boasts an extremely lightweight yet rigid construction for enhanced handling and optimised aerodynamics to maximise performance."

For most markets (USA, Canada and China excepted) the AMG GT R PRO comes standard with the Track Package comprising a built-in steel roll cage; enclosed four-point safety harnesses; and a fire extinguisher. The roll cage further increases the GT's already excellent rigidity and thus further improves its driving dynamics. GT R PRO model-specific styling elements include racing stripes on the bonnet, roof, rear hatch and sides, while the standard-fit Carbon Package I - front splitter, fins in the wings, trim strips in the side sills and a diffuser - ensures that the R PRO not only drives like a racing car, it also looks the part.

Even before its official launch, the AMG GT R PRO had impressively demonstrated its performance potential on the racetrack. In November 2018, racing driver Maro Engel lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 04.6 seconds driving a disguised AMG GT R PRO. Although the latter's engine is no more powerful than that of the GT R, Engel's lap knocked seven seconds off the standard car's time, amply demonstrating the potential of AMG's flagship model and making it one of the fastest front-engined road cars ever to lap the challenging 13-mile circuit. "Motorsport-inspired suspension and aero tweaks make the GT R Pro the sharpest and most rewarding AMG GT on track by a big margin," declared Autocar. "The whole drivetrain is excellent and the soundtrack is thunderous, while the bucket sets and harnesses make a real difference out on the circuit."

Limited to a production of 750 units, the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO represents the ultimate in exclusive track-day weaponry. Delivered new to Europe in Sweden and registered there, this example comes with virtually every option that one could wish for; indeed, the accompanying 'extras' listing runs to 70 lines! Offered for sale by the Swedish private owner, this collectible modern Mercedes comes with all books and tools. This rare AMG GT R PRO is in effectively 'new' condition having travelled just 50 kilometres from new.

Please be advised that due to the age and limited number of kilometres recorded on the odometer, this Lot may incur VAT liability upon registration in the EU. The VAT payable will be the prevailing rate in the country of registration